Honors include three double gold medals for Frey Ranch Single Barrel Bourbon + Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey
Frey Ranch Distillery has taken home eight medals at this year’s annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), the most influential spirits competition in the world, receiving awards for all eight of its entries. Of the eight medals awarded, Frey Ranch received four silver medals, one gold and three double gold medals.
The double gold, the organization’s top award, is awarded to entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel and are considered among the finest products in the world. Frey Ranch entered various batches and barrels of its flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey and Single Barrel Bourbon for consideration. To stay up to date on Frey Ranch, new whiskey release dates and events, visit www.freyranch.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“We’re incredibly excited and honored to have received awards for all eight of our entries, and I was especially thrilled about the three double gold medals we received at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition,” said Colby Frey, co-founder of Frey Ranch Distillery. “This recognition not only solidifies that we’ve created some tremendous whiskeys but also demonstrates that the people of Nevada are capable of competing on the world stage in both agriculture and whiskey production.”
Per the guidelines of the competition, participants may only enter one barrel or batch per category for consideration. Selecting some of their favorites, the Frey’s submitted a total of eight barrels and batches and received awards for all of them. The award breakdown includes:
- Frey Ranch Single Barrel Bourbon #22 Bourbon, NV, USA [63.19%] $85
- Frey Ranch Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey Batch #1, NV, USA [50%] $60
- Frey Ranch Single Barrel Bourbon #420, NV, USA [61.94%] $85
- Frey Ranch Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey Batch #2, NV, USA [50%] $60
- Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon (Batch 2), NV, USA [45%] $50
- Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon (Batch 1), NV, USA [45%] $50
- Frey Ranch Bottled-in-Bond Rye (Batch 3), NV, USA [50%] $60
- Frey Ranch Single Barrel #174 Bourbon, NV, USA [66.06%] $85
The SFWSC was established in 2000 to determine and award exceptional products in the spirits industry and remains one of the most reliable and universal indications of spirits excellence. SFWSC medal winners range from some of the most renowned international distillers to small-batch producers that the competition has helped put on the map. Receiving an award from this competition is a universally recognized indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Nearly 40 of the industry’s most established experts make up the judges panel for the competition, including renowned authors Anthony Dias Blue, Tony Abou-Ganim, Charles Joly, Dale DeGroff and Ivy Mix. Judging is done based on blind tasting to ensure equal consideration for all products and is conducted over a period of four days.